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in books at a library in washington state. >> three friends out to eat at the cameo club casino in stockton were shocked when they got their bill. and saw the word "fat girls". written on the recipt. immediately the women brought the check up to a manager. the manager tried to remedy the situation by offering them 50 percent off. but they say that isn't enough. >> i still cannot believe it, it was just over and over again. that is something that we cannot change. >> the man responsible for the words winding up on the check. was already off work by the time the womennow he is suspended while the casino reviews the incident. >> conventional wisdom says that bed bugs are found in beds. not books. as is the case in washington state. librarians at the university of washington were shocked to find that several of their library books were infested with the bugs. experts say that there has been a rise in bed bug cases across the country in recent years. >> we spoke with professionals that are treating and what we see in the u.s. is what date are calling professional are calling at least four times
in washington working. the members of house of represented or out watching movies, and watching the kids play soccer, basketball, and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told president i will be happy to look at what ever he proposes. a hard deadline. as i said this is the conversation we should of had to go. >> democrats want to extend the bush era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making $250,000 or more per year. republicans remain against any tax increases. >> most americans just wasn't begun. >> people are tired. >> islamic not reach a deal by january 1st many economists are concerned it could lead to another recession. >> ibm ed paine reporting. >> and other nationals former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at houston hospital this morning dealing with the stubborn fever. >> the former president's family is confident that he will be out of the i see you soon. >> the former president's chief of staff said supporters a note yesterday including this " he would ask me to tell you to please put the cards back in the closet in cold. >> the 88 y
for a solution in washington d.c.. to businesses sunday. the dollar closedesses down 18. we had a big drop right now down 94. the dow just over the $13 mark. >> if amazon as announce this year's holiday sales of the biggest ever. >> if consumers purchased 306 items for second on their peak day this season. >> amazon says customers order 26 and a half million items on cyber monday. >> that is a new record for the online retailer. amazons set another record on christmas day for digital download. the candkindle continues to dominate the websites bestsellers. with the kindle fire a stab the leading the way. >> a new study finds have all americans are still holding on to their land lines. the centers for disease control says of the more than 20,000 households interviewed in the first half of 2012. >> off just over half used wireless phones for nearly all fall cause. >> that is less than a 2 percent increase compared to the same time last year. what a small increase? pepper while you're before adopting wireless calls, old folks to hang on to their land lines. >> only a quarter of those ages 45 to 64 w
a retired school teacher. pleaded not guilty today to murder charges. darnell and tania washington. are facing felony charges of murder, robbery, burglary and carjacking. 55-year-old susie ko was found dead in her hercules home back in october. police captured the couple in washington state, after officers there spotted them in ko's stolen subaru. the pair is scheduled to return to court in march. to san jose police arrested a woman suspected in a gang- motivated shooting. which killed a 17 -year old. rebecca villanueva is in custody tonight. police say, daniel capetillo was gunned down, back in november 30th. detectives believe in the shooting. return twe will be right back. >> continuing our coverage on the high court decision to take the case on same- sex marriage. the initial challenge to prop eight was filed on behalf of two gay couples. when proposition 8 passed back in 2008, one couple bay area couple -- sandy stier and kris perry --- who have been partners for more than a decade --- filed a suit, saying the ban is unconstitutional and discriminatory. today, they remain on t
for forecast >> recreational use of marijuana is now legal in the state of washington. voters passed initiative 502 last month, but those who choose to light up -- could find themselves in a legal haze. adults can now possess up to an ounce of pot but growing it and selling it is still a crime. national political figures are pointing out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. colorado also legalized recreational use of marijuana -- but that amendment won't take effect until the governor proclaims that it passed. same sex marriage is also now legal in the state of washington after the governor signed a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. last month, 54- percent of voters approved referendum- 74.. it had asked people to approve or reject the state law legalizing same-sex marriage..which legislators passed earlier this year. gay and lesbian couples can start picking up their wedding certificates and licenses at county auditors' offices. washington joins several other other states which now allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. >> this tragic discovery in iowa. five months aft
slate tech report >>pam: the state of washington has more than 200 couples lined up at the seattle county courthouse in to get their marriage lincenses signed. 77-year-old jane abbott lightly and 85-year-old petey petersen who have been together for 35 years were the first couple to receive their marriage license. a three-day waiting period is required before marriage licenses are valid. but supporters of same-sex marriage say today is an important day for their cause. >> also in washington state. it's a "pot party" in washington state. a new law -- legalizing recreational marijuana use -- took effect at midnight. the law says adults 21 years and older can now possess up to an ounce of pot. but growing or selling the drug remains a crime. still -- pot smokers preferred to emphasize the positive -- ringing in the new year with -- well -- smoke rings at seattle's space needle. >>pam: the aftermath of hurricane sandy is driving business in washington today. as the senate meets to talk about the storm's impact on transportation, the push for state aid continues from high-profile advoca
of hanukkah. >> new this morning. it is the day many same-sex couples in washington state have been waiting for. it is the first day they could marry after the state's new voter-approved law allowing gay marriage took effect this week. hundreds of same-sex couples picked up their marriage licenses as early as thursday. and after the state's three-day waiting period, the earliest weddings took place was just after midnight. >> still ahead on kron four news weekend. tensions are rising in egypt once again as an opposition group calls for protests against the government. we'll have an update. >> and a tentative agreement has been reached with striking employees at the port of oakland. we'll have details on the new contract. forces in the country worked with the afghan military in the rescue operation. it 's not clear whether the doctor was harmed by his captors. but we do know that the doctor will be able to rejoin his family for the holidays. pakistani intelligence officials say a u-s drone strike killed a senior al- qaida leader. they say the al qaida commander died when missiles hit a hou
handled the coverage. >>pam: washington's governor has signed a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. last month, 54- percent of voters approved reject the state law legalizing same-sex marriage..which legislators passed earlier this year. the law will take effect tomorrow.. when gay and lesbian couples can start picking up their wedding certificates and licenses at county auditors' offices. washington joins several other other states which now allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. >>jacqueline: the rain has pressed for but we're still feeling the affects of this morning's storm. delays nearly three hours because of low visibility. that will continue to be a problem at s f o. oakland, san jose it should stay that way for tomorrow. visibility right now, with just under 2 mi. in santa rosa, 2 mi. at half moon bay. reduced visibility in redwood city, mountain view and is only going to get worse, overnight. areas of dense fog expected overnight so give yourself some extra time. friday, saturday we will also be seeing morning fog will not be as bad. the afternoon suns
this afternoon. >> in washington summit weather is being blamed for a major mudslide. it took out a freight train. is that the 5 ft. wide stock slide it slammed into a moving freight train derailing and crunching cars on the tracks. the longshoremen working nearby says he realized he was in danger when he heard the ground moving. >> everything is came to a stop. >> the crews worked through the night trying to clear that mass of all the model and mud of the tracks. they hope they have freight trains back on track soon but passenger cars have longer to wait. >> 6 in. of snow are expected in the denver foothills. about 3 in. of snow and denver colorado with eight live look this morning. the storm will cross the nation's midsection. blizzard like conditions with a foot of snow across the plains. ranges over to snow in chicago on friday. we have a big getaway this friday for the christmas holiday. we will see a large a snowstorm moved through the nation's midsection. it is all starting this morning in denver. >> they look at this video out of the south bay. it is the layer of frost on cars out of camp
obama leaders to take action on crisis. karin caifa reports from washington, where members of congress have also left town. >> good afternoon, everybody. >>reporter: after speaking with party leaders friday afternoon, president obama called on congress to quickly come up with a solution to avert some end- of-year tax hikes associated with the fiscal cliff. >> in the next few days i've asked leaders of congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both and deficit reduction. >>reporter: the remarks came after house speaker john boehner failed to muster enough of his party's support to bring his "plan b" to the floor. his proposal would have effectively raised taxes only on those americans making more than one million dollars a year. >> we had a number of our members who just really didn't want to be perceived as having raised taxes. >>reporter: the two sides each left the capitol for the christmas holidays, blaming the other for inaction. democrats
of voters passed are for rent of 74 proving same-sex marriage. washington joins several other states which now allowed a lead vehicle is the way. >> regression use of marijuana is officially illegal in the state of washington. last night under the people gathered on the space needle for new year's eve style countdown when the measure to the fact. they cheered and lit a joint in unison. public use of marijuana is still bad and selling it is still climb but the police say they'll only issue verbal warnings until further notice. national political figures are point out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. >> a storm drain under the road in lafayette failed to open up a giant hole. the workers had to widen the whole by 10 ft. to place everett support the boulders on top. officials fear soil erosion could push up the story request creek possibly leading to flooding of nearby homes with another storm hit. the road could be close for the entire winter, as crews figure out a plan to replace the drag. >> in the wake of last weekend's rain all of the soap groundings trees are still falling dow
schoolteacher pleaded not guilty friday to murder charges. darnell and tania washington are facing felony charges of murder, robbery, burglary and carjacking. the body of 65 year-old susie ko was found in hercules come back in october. police captured the couple in washington state, after officers there spotted them and ko's stole and subaru. >> san jose police have arrested a woman suspected in a fatal gang motivated shooting. which killed a 70 year-old boy. rebecca vill- nueva is in custody. police say, daniel capetillo was gunned down, on november 30th it. detectives believe that they both did not act alone in the shooting. >> the high-tech industry has helped to push the bay area paychecks will it above the national average. but those same paychecks have also pushed home prices and to the stratosphere. kron4 is grant lotus reports on a new national survey, which names san francisco and san jose among the least affordable cities in the country. >> more than two-thirds of homes are too expensive for the average in come buyer. orange county is third on the list followed by los angeles an
together on coffee cups on serving customers tomorrow and friday. starbucks plans to buy as in washington post and the new york times later in the week as part of its come together campaign. >> rumors that a second generation ipad mini with eight right now display is set to lions ahead of apple's typical annual schedule that share have been swirling. now it appears that apple's full- size ipad may be sticking to its new semi and release schedule. new reports suggest that apple's plans to launch a new standard, lauder 9.7 in. ipad as soon as march 2013. the fourth ipad model was just released last month along side the ipad mini, but march was also suggested in recent red ipad mini remorse. >> we will be right back. heavy snowfall in the sierra is causing dangerous conditions for skiers. in the past three days, two people have died and two others have been injured after being called in separate avalanches. kron 4 urs of charles clifford has details. >> a snow border was caught in an avalanche on monday. they stated that heavy amounts of new snow is sitting on unstable snow which is causing
. not a problem north or south on the golden gate bridge. >> to washington d.c. where police are looking into whether meet the press moderator david gregory violeta a loss on his plate 30 rifle magazine on sunday show. >> possession of such a clip is a violation of district of columbia cold. even if it is not attached to a gun. >> gregory use the magazine as a prop during the interview with national rifle association ceo wayne laapierre. >> a crusade against toy guns that began in 1987 is being relaunched following the shooting at sandy hook elementary. >> santa monica activist jerry rubin said the personalized merit award will be sent to children who write to him about why they are not that-do not like playing with toy guns. >> rubin says is nt, a toy gun project used to reward children who send in their toy guns with teddy bears and exchange, but stopped after he ran out of the 5000 donated stuffed animals. >> at the james lick freeway. if you are watching us keep in mind dr. phil is on at 10:00 but also 4:00 in the afternoon. >> a pop star announces a bundle was on the way while anoth
the situation from washington, d-c. >> reporter: >> as >> as we gather with so much, we need to guide our lawmakers with your wisdom. this evening. >> reporter: the senate will reconvene monday morning, at which point there will be just over 12-hours until the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. the senate convened its rare sunday session with a prayer for progress. the house returned from its holiday hours until the u-s economy goes over what's being called the fiscal cliff - lawmakers are locked in a fierce face-off over a set hikes. "we're apart on some pretty big issues." " >> i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner." >> reporter: on n-b-c's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for everyone but the wealthiest americans. >> "regardless of partisan differences, our top sure that taxes on middle that would hurt our economy badly." >> reporter: a major sticking point continues to be the annual income level at which those tax increases should kick in. the threshold has wavered from 250-thousand dollars to as high as on
return to washington to get the credit shortage of medication. is a video the president leaving. >> house and senate members are expected to reconvene today as well. >> without a budget agreement, automatic tax increase is for everyone in the spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. >> the main dispute continues to be over taxes. >>, of the kron 4 morning news changes are coming to a netflix starting next year. how the company wants to get users more connected socially and next. >> the web more attractive weather and headlines when we come back >> wexcome backed. >> time is 4:10. >> net flicks is adding more social features to it streaming media service in the u.s.. >> the company confirms that the congress passed a bill that drops restrictions on sharing user's video rental history. these revisions now with president obama signature before becoming law. >> lifting the restrictions allowing net flicks his additional there was also to media outlets by facebook and twitter. >> the new feature will be available to use in the u.s. starting the new year. >> continuing to track gas pric
a politically self-inflicted wound to the economy. the people that you sent to washington half to do with their jobs. >> mitch mcconnell was are riding on capitol hill just hours before meeting with obama. >> we are going to see if we can get there in the next 24 hours. i am hopeful and optimistic. >> politicians on both sides have the responsibility but the president's tax hike will not do much to address the debt. >> the top 25 of american will not even pay one-third of the annual interest that is owed for this 16 trillion dollar debt. >> washington will return before the end of the year but they are likely to be burning the midnight oil. >>> we'll take a quick break on kron 4 news weekend. but first, let's take a live look outside at san francisco from our roof cam here on van ness avenue. let's take a quick look outside this morning at san francisco. outside this morning at san francisco. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry
in washington president obama is meeting with washington to discuss the fiscal cliff. the automatic government spending cuts that will kick in. republicans and the white house sent to have finally found some common ground both sides agreeing that tax revenue and reductions in entitlement spending for programs like medicare are key elements of this bill. republicans may be softening on raising taxes for the wealthy americans. the white house may be bending on accepting greater spending cuts for medicare and possibly raising the medicare retirement age 65 age from 65 to 67. >> thank you mark. we will take a quick break the time is 6:38. we are following the weather. we have quite a bit of rain coming down quite a bit in the bay area especially in the east bay. george is following a hot spot in interstate 80, a backup sonically basically from berkeley up to the cartoonist bridge. george will let us know why and what is going (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news starts now. >> thanks for watching kron fours bay area news channel. here are the top st
of the mid-west. and not if >> not a washington d.c. we have learned that house republicans have postponed their vote on their own fiscal cliff bill. the mess known as " plan b " reggie it was -- known as plan b. >> that probably means that the republicans to not have enough votes to pass plan b. this is the first voting cast that would avert cuts. this would extend bush era cuts for everybody making $1 million. those making more would have to pay a higher tax brea rate. senator kerry reid is saying that he is not going going to discuss plan b. senator-harry reed is not going to discuss plan b and already president obama is warning that he would have vetoed it. >> we are getting closer and michael you have a sense of humor about this. we have to understand what is happening with the physical let for a really quick synopsis what is planned be and what did they not want to bring it to the floor of the fiscal cliff? >> that was the millionaire tax increase. but that is one of the problems with the bill. problem is that house speaker, peter said that he did not have the sufficient number john
. >> lawmakers say it is that it'll be time to get back to work win at present obama returns to washington. time is running out to avert the fiscal cliff of tax increases in domestic programs cuts in january. some members of congress are concerned that a deal can't be reached. >> we are going to go over the cliff now because that is what the president wants. you cannot negotiate with someone who does not want to negotiate. >> president obama is and why you right now and will be cutting his vacation short. we will see the taxes go up if we do go over the fiscal cliff. palin a nurses' strike thousands of nurses walked off the job today at nine bay area hospitals. nurses with a center helps halt the bay summit medical center are asking for a negotiated labor contracts and improvement in patient care protections. such as staffing levels, a health benefits, and sick days. strikers a hospital officials want to reduce the number of paid sick days for nurses and technicians while maintaining health care coverage for those who work fewer than 30 hours a week. >> we're looking at power outages this mornin
. this november, maine, washington and maryland became the first is to approve a marriage by popular vote. same-sex marriages are already taking place in washington state. maryland will begin issuing marriage licenses on tuesday. >> we will be right back. >> welcome back. here is a live look outside on our van ness will scan. >> we're taking a look is storm tracker 4. we are still in dealing with sprinkles outside. it really is not too much. the rain is tapering off and this is a view from our mountain cam. the skies are born to clear in the evening hours. we are seeing cooler air pushing through. it will be a very chilly night tonight. we're still dealing with scattered sprinkles and they should clear within the next few hours. in afternoon will see the skies clear and will have a brick of sun. as for your temperature everyone is out of the 30's. about 47 degrees and napa and 42 currently in concord. it will be low fifties for the coast at about 53 degrees for san francisco on the next forecast i will take a look at what is expected for the rest of the weekend. >> in other bay area and knows.
to local politicians. washington has 27 days to figure out how to get the nation from going over the physical click your at this point, all sides seem to point to a stalemate. pamela schmidt. signs still point to a stalemate. >> emily schmidt has more >> you don't have to look far fiscal cliff theater... >> nobody wants to get this done more than me. gets solved. >> but key players aren't talking in the same room. congressional aides say they're not even communicating by phone or e- mail. >> the president is ready, willing and able, waiting to be able to sit down and seriously negotiate this but they have to be willing to come to the table with specifics. i think the next 72 hours are critical. if he sits back and continues to play politics, that'll give you going. >> some lawmakers are going back to their districts. congress has little scheduled business for the rest of the week. house speaker john boehner says that wouldn't stop negotiations. >> i'll be available at any moment to sit down with the president to get serious about solving this problem. >> a sticking point r
." >> in washington, i'm tory dunnan kron4 news. >>pam: president barack obama will not compromise on his it demands that the wealthiest americans pay more in taxes. has the fiscal cliff is three weeks away. he made the case for his proposal at a detroit auto plant. republicans are standing by that does not include those increases. if no deal is reached? there could be a major increase with severe spending cuts. >> the dallas cowboys football family is dealing with a tragedy. one team member died in a horrific car crash. another team member is charged in dallas cowboys nose tackle josh brent was released from dollar bond. he was arrested after a fiery car crash his teammate jerry brown. who was a passenger in brent's car. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed, at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the surface road causing the vehicle to flip at least one >> >> time. irving, texas police say the car traveled about 900 feet after hitting the curb. they arrested the 24-year old brent on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter. >> of our officers on sc
more from washington. >> it and then but i can't be enough. if that was the case and there the secretary of state announced the bthe in is fast approaching. >> the president still is not serious about dealing with this issue right here. it is this issue. spending. >> democrats countered there are plenty of presidential details it is just that the speaker is on willing to listen to them. >> the speaker cannot ignore the american people forever. at some point reality should set in. >> what is john boehner waiting for. >> democrats and republicans are to focus on and not increasing taxes for the wealth is americans. >> this is just not right. how does this make sense. when time is of the essence of the clock is ticking. >> congress is going home as of now the key negotiators are talking for at least one more time. in washington i believe it. >> we will be right back as the kron 4 morning news continues. a look at the golden gate bridge this morning were traffic is light. >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news we are following the latest with the earthquake that h
than cyanide. one drop can kill a person in a matter of minutes. syria not the only thing on washington's mind right now. with about four weeks to go before that fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts gets triggered, negotiations still appeared at a standstill on tuesday. karin caifa tells us where everything stands. >> in the midst of a standoff with capitol hill republicans, president obama told bloomberg news that the latest plan put forth by house speaker john boehner, simply doesn't add up. the >> speaker's proposal right now is still out of balance. he talks about, for example, eight hundred billion dollars worth of revenues but he says he will do that by lowering rates. when you look at the math, it does does not work. >> not work. as negotiations as negotiations to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" continue, republicans were equally dismissive of the last proposal from the president. >> his proposal was so outlandish i don't think we should go back to the table until he puts something there that we can work with. >> the key sticking point between the two sides hasn
talks in washington. apple stock rebounded from wednesday's drop off after ceo tim cook said the company would start making mac computers and the u.s. next year. there is a look at the numbers on wall street. the dow gained nearly 40 points to close about 13,000. the nasdaq was up 16 and the s&p 500 gained five points. >> apple and samsung were back in court yesterday with both sides are gearing over issues of damage amounts, bans on product sales, and allegations of his honesty. apple is now pushing to increase the amount of damage that was awarded by several hundred million dollars and to dance and song from selling certain products that claim were copied after apple. douglas c. koh didn't make any ruling on the various post of motions yesterday but she says she plans to issue the order separately over the next month. >> meanwhile, t mobil will likely start carrying the iphone next year. after its parent company says it has reached a deal with apple. the mobile usa had been the only national wireless carrier that did not offer the iphone. all though it is been possible to use iphone so
have been made. >> same-sex cusps best- couple's could officially tied the knot in washington state. there are more than 140 people register to get married at seattle's city hall. seattle's mayor is calling it a great and joyous day. a new civil rights being recognized. >> the san francisco 49ers and collin kawpernick . it was a big win for the dolphins--it was a big win for the 49ers. back on track in their playoff rush. the final score was 27 to 13. the quarterback for san francisco 49ers for 185 yds with no touchdowns, ns and 63 rg yards. the 49 is running back frank borman said thousand rushing yards from the sixth time. the 49ers will now face the new england patriots next sunday at 520. >> and live look outside from the san mateo bridge. sunny conditions continue today. more on the forecast a bit later we will be right back. =dj all combat the time is 4:09 a.m.. mobil chemical co. square says it is now offering digital gift cards. now anyone can purchase a card from the 250,000 merchants that accept square wallet, and app that lets consumers pay with their smart phones. >> the
. will go outside and give you a quick look at washington d.c. where we have the floor the house right now. representatives are recognizing the victims of the shooting spree and new town conn last friday. >> a reporter and his crew held for five days in syria have been freed. nbc news says is the chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, is safe, and harmed at now out of the country. the network says they disappeared shortly after crossing into northwest syria from turkey on thursday. he is says that they were finally freed monday a fire fight at a checkpoint manned by rebel fighters, which they ran into as they were being moved. nbc says that while the crew was missing, there was no claim of responsibility, no contact with the capers and no request for ransom. >> hawaii's senator daniel enna-way has died. he died of respiratory complications and washington area hospitals. if the 88 year old was the longest serving senator. he spent 50 years in the senate and was a medal of honor recipient. according to be in na wheys office his last word was " aloha". >> we will be right back. >> in the
the night before christmas at children's hospital in the washington, d.c. area. that's the first dog, her dog, jumped up in her lap. he seemed pretty comfy there. he's not impressed. it's like, yeah, sure, i sit right there, use the first lady as a couch. and he did not interrupt the 7-minute reading session. she said that's exactly what he does at home. and that's always fun when you read to the kids and they have a little dog around. that's very nice. >>> 7:11 is the time right now. we'll be back with more in a couple of minutes. maybe you're waking up and saying hey, kids, let's go to tahoe. let's do a little skiing and snowboarding. here's truckee. you can see the snow piled on the median on the side. snow-covered trees. they're getting more snow. we'u how much. >> welcome back. stormy weather caused a tree bro fall on a san francisco gas station and the awning to fall down too. this is on 17th. happened over the weekend at thn . luckily nobody was hurt. but we did have that rough weather over the weekend. then we got a break. here we are in to christmas day i things look okay. i kno
report heightened worries ... that the fiscal deadlock in washington is already starting to impact the economy. the "institute for supply management" says, manufacturing in the u-s shrank last month. meantime, on wall street today.. points to fall below 13- thousand. the nasdaq also fell..down eight -points.. and the s-and-p 500 lost close to seven. >> watching today's winners and losers with our financial expert, rob black u.s. auto sales. >> with hurricane sandy they can go out and purchase new. still, we are above 14.4 million. we are near 15 million. sales of gm are up 3.4% a bit weaker than expected. for was a 6.5% at toyota was up 70.2 percent, chrysler up to buy 40% your financing it has loosened up a little bit we of the oldest fleet in the nation. so car buying. chrysler was up by-14% and toyota was up 70%. >> singapore airlines is a toyota-17-- >> this is not fortune america. this is for more european and cities. this is not for urgent america. to gain access to the european union i understand it that this is a way for delta to benefit and expand more international fli
in washington. here's a look at yesterdays closing numbers. on wall street. the dow dropped 99-points. after posting 100-point gains over the past two days. both the nasdaq and s-and-p-500 lost 10-points. we'll be watching the stock market all morning index of stories.. >> airplane manufacturer boeing says it's reached a breakthrough in allowing commercial flight passengers to use wireless devices in-flight. and they did it -- by using potatoes. take a look at this. boeing used 20-thousand pounds of 'taters to fill the seats of a test aircraft. the spuds simulate the way human passengers would respond to electronic signals for things like wi-fi and mobile phones. boeing says it's learning ways to allow us to use our laptops, tablets and phones in flight without interfering with the plane's navigation equipment. after the flights, the potatoes were donated to a food bank. >> google is selling a part of its motorola mobility division for a whopping two- point- 35 billion dollars. to the arris group. the sale involves motorola's division which makes cable- tv boxes and other home entertainment
is texas. residents also leaving the state for nevada, washington and oregon. >> a reminder to catch dr. phil today at 10:00 a.m. after the kron4 morning news. today's episode the locators troy and done is back to tackle to stores about separated loved ones. and again, today at 10:00 a.m. after the kron 4 morning news. )h1$u? >> we are back in 7:45 a.m.. the largest u.s. airlines had more cancel flights and delays in october. much of that is thanks to hurricane sandy that disrupted air travel lull with the skulls. airlines had 80 percent of their flights arrived on time in october. that's down 5% from october 2011. airlines canceled almost 3% of their flights compared to a 0.8% in october 2011. the cancellation rate was the highest for any october in the past 17 years. >> let's take a look is storm tracker 4 we're just thinking of light showers or around the bay. highway 4 over will pass is indicating light rain. it is not writing any more at the san mateo bridge but you will encounter showers for the 880 corridor. this is stating that we will have showers and i do what to let you know
. washington. the nra. took down its facebook page friday. after posting a thank you for its 1.7 million "likes" a texas congressman offered an opposing view. saying things might have been different if the school principal had a weapon. >> so when she heard gunfire she pulls it out, and she didn't have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids. >>reporter: as the victims are remembered. the debate on gun control is not forgoten. justine waldman kron 4 news >> you may be wondering how the u-s compares to other countries when it comes to gun ownership and regulation. we found that the u-s has the highest gun ownership rate in the world with an average of 88 guns per 100 people. and even the number two country, yemen, has significantly fewer.with about 55 guns per 100 people. and the united states has, by far, the most gun-related homicides of any other developed country. in 2011, the u-s had more than 91-hundred gun-related murders.compared to japan, which had just 11. and that may have something to do with the s
in it for highway four. the rest of the bay area as looking at a pretty white right. washington d.c. >> john boehner and the house of representatives moving forward with these so-called planned be. it only deals with the tax cut that expire at the end of the year. it does not deal with the across-the-board spending cuts expecting to kick in after the first of the year. democrats say the plan will not pass the senate and the president has already said he would be avoided if it passed. the consensus is that we will go over the fiscal cliff. hopes are a deal would get done by this current congress which ends on january 3rd. there are still hopes that we will get a deal done by january 3rd. >> vice president joe biden will be meeting with law enforcement officers from around the country. he is leading a task force that will look at ways to reduce debt and violence. president obama is promising to send ideas to congress next month. he is already pushing for lawmakers to reinstate a ban on military-style assault weapons, close loopholes that will allow gun buyers to avoid background checks. he also was to
reached in washington. to avoid the "fiscal cliff". that was before a vote on tax increases stalled in the house. on wall street. the dow strong afternoon session. the nasdaq rose six points. and the s-and-p-500 gained eight. the new york stock exchange may soon have new ownership. >> your forecast, coming up [ male announcer ] if you're ready to get more from your tv service, now's a great time to get at&t u-verse tv. make the switch. [ female announcer ] call now to get at&t u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6 months, with a total home dvr included free for life. plus, add hbo and cinemax and get the first three months free. [ male announcer ] with u-verse tv, you can record four shows at once with the total home dvr that lets you play back, pause, or rewind your shows from any room. get over 170 hd channels. that's more than cable. [ female announcer ] call now to get at&t u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6 months, with a total home dvr included free for life. plus, add hbo and cinemax, and get the first three months free. [ male announcer ] and now, exclusively from at&t, o
corridan is monitoring the situation from washington, d-c. senate majority leader harry reid says while negotiations are on-going, the senate will not vote on any plan this evening. the senate will reconvene monday morning, at which point there will be just over 12-hours until the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. >>> if nothing is done by midnight monday, mandatory tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in, impacting every american. elizabeth corridan is monitoring the situation and brings us the latest. --reporter pkg-as follows -- " as we gather with so much work undone, guide our lawmakers with your wisdom." the senate convened its rare sunday session with a prayer for progress. the house returned from its holiday hiatus. with less than 48- hours until the u-s economy goes over what's being called the fiscal cliff - lawmakers are locked in a fierce face-off over a set of spending cuts and tax hikes. >>> "we're apart on some pretty big issues." "i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner." >> reporter: on n-b-c's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his
deadlock in washington is already starting to impact the economy. the institute for supply management says benefactress in the u.s. shrank last month. monday-- market futures for to date indicate a negative start to wall street. here is a look at yesterday's closing numbers. the dow dropped 60 points to fall below 13,000. nasdaq also fell eight points. and the s&p 500 lost close to seven. >> knows corp. says its shutting down the daily. the first most of our available exclusive for tablets devices. because they are not enough readers. this is video from the news that its debut in february 2011. it was initially available only on apple ipad, then expand to other tablets. the daily 100 employes are expected to be moved to other news operations publications. the paper is expected to release its last issue on december 15th. the move comes at--as ceo rupert murdoch appears to break news corp. into two companies. >> and internet virus is expected to the blocking side tumbler. many news organizations--storm affected many organizations tumblers, includingn reutersm, entertainment weekly, and usa t
talks about the fiscal cliff in washington. here is a look at how the end of the day the dow was off about 13 points nearly 14 as a matter of fact. 12,00951 was closing number just shy of the 13th of march. the nasdaq drive dropped 5 1/2 point. >> and other business news nestle has reached a multi- year agreement to show disney movies as sedation finish their runs in theaters. net flicks outbid hbo, showtime and stars. the deal will lighallow net flicks to stream movies in 2016. the financial terms of the deal have not been released. >> federal antitrust regulators have given the green light for disney to acquire lucas films for $4 billion. the deal for disney to buy lucas' films and the star wars franchise was announced back in october. lucas' films founder george lucas will get half of the purchase price in cash and stock. he says he will donate most of the money to charity. >> ya hoo has purchased another silicon valley startup. on the air which is based in severs his goal is now a part of diablo. the company enables users to hold on-line video chess in a talk-show format ya hoo d
the pack of the top spot chicago comes in at no. 2 topic london, new york city and washington d.c. in the top five. sampras's goes the sixth most at searched the city. rounding out the top 10 are san diego, dubai, new orleans and hong kong. and less binding livestock, brings san francisco as the best place for a couple with the will and, and no kids to live. new york city comes in second place and washington d.c. is third. sampras's go has the lowest percentage of children out a major cities in america. only 13.4% of the city's approximately 8000 residents are under 18 years old. >> a record 1 million people travel across international border as a tourist in 2012. according to world travel and tourism council one and seven people on the planet will bridges a day in the world traveled this year. the reason for the rise could be prosperity in developing countries like china to the idea of a more peaceful world year. the 1 billion stores across an international boundary on december 13th. >> bay area sports and the raiders taking on the broncos at the coliseum last night. peyton man
governors recently went to washington to lobby lawmakers for federal funds. >> a new jobs report shows. a big drop in the nations unemployment. last month, 146- thousand jobs were added in the u-s. right now, the unemployment rate is 7-point-7 percent. that number does not include people who have stopped looking for work. still - it is the lowest percentage in 4-years. kron 4's justine waldman has a closer look at employment growth here in the bay area. and shows us where the jobs are here >> according to the california employment development department. there are jobs in the bay area. you just need to know where to look. ruth kavanagh's job is to watch the job numbers. she tells me. the latest figures show the labor market is improving. >> some growth is recovery from the downturn that we had, some is net job growth higher numbers than we have seen in the past. >> to see where the jobs are. breaking it down by area.and start in the east bay. where jobs were added in private schools and health care. in the south bay, hiring happening in retail, business services and leisure and hospita
-sex couples can now officially tied the knot in washington state. >> yesterday mark the first day that those couples are able to legally marry. there are more than 140 people that registered to marry at seattle city hall. seattle mayor mike mcginn called in a great and joy is a day with a noose rights be recognized. >> we will be right back--a new civil rights being recognized you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. if you are wondering what happened to those instagram photos were trying to share on twitter you're not alone. >> twitter says instasgram via a direct link on twitter--has disabled: aggression with the social network if i. photos can be shared from the instyagram via a direct link on tw
for you live. >> watching what's happening in washington today with the fiscal cliff. another round of negotiation between the white house and speaker john baker. aside is willing to bend. the president insisting that expiring tax cuts be renewed for everyone except for the wealthiest americans. republicans insist on deeper cuts in entitlement programs like medicare. neither side is given any specifics on what they're planning to cut. a likely compromise would include tax increases on the top tax bracket from 35 to 37 percent, not the 39% the president is asking. significant cuts to medicare to go into effect. the debt ceiling is also looming in these talks. the treasury say the u.s. is likely hit its 16.4 trillion dollar debt limit by the end of this year. the treasury could use creative measures that would stave off in the u.s. debt default until mid february. as far as where we are with these talks right now watching 10? we are basically nowhere. and is looking more likely that we will go off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. 706 a m right now and we'll be back with more i
.m. is a time i want to take a look at what is going on in washington state. they have had a big storm. this was over the weekend. >> there were drivers that were stranded because of the high winds and low visibility. as been ousted as with reconditions is already cost the death of one driver. >> authorities said the roads were so bad that both directions of highway 90 that runs through seattle had to be shut down while the crews are working on applying for the snow. >> president obama will nominate massachusetts senator john kerry as the next secretary of state. the cabinet has been considered a favorite from all sides of the aisle word of the selection comes two days after previous front runner you in an ambassador sunrise to withdrew her name from consideration. gop leaders were angered over accounts wise man about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> if confirmed carry will praise hillary clinton who will step down in the near future. a formal announcement could come as early as next week. >> house speaker john boehner the offer to raise income-tax rates for americans earn
products. >> why senator daniel enna way has died. >> he died of respiratory complications that washington area hospitals. >> the 88 euro was the longest serving senator. >> he spent 50 years in the senate and was a medal of honor recipient. >> according to enna -ways office his last word was aloha . >> we can take a break and we'll be back with more traffic and weather and headlines and a minute. we're back is 4:30. as retail live look from our roof can we will tell you where to expect cold temperatures. you will feel it as a nicyou go up the door. >> want to update you on new town conn. newtown, conn. will face many more furor over the next few days. >> and students other than those who attend sandy hook elementary are to return to classes' morning. >> report uer ntisha lance has more as a community rocked by a tragedy to justify some normalcy. >> 6 year-old no luck pozner was laid to rest. >> there was not a dry when the mother spoke. tremendous passion. tremendous feeling. i think everyone was touched. >> family and friends also remember little jack pinto. little buddy wrestler. he wa
-off as traders were optimistic about the prospect of a deal being reached with washington to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> that was a vote of the gop tax bill stalled in the house. here is a look at the the numbers and how the market finished. the dow up 594 is at 13,00311. the nasdaq finishing the day by some six point positive. and the s and p ending the day better than seven and one- half. futures trading for the dow the nasdaq and the s and p are all negative. ahead of the opening bell. >> insragram has abandoned morning in their new service agreement. sparked by news confer concern that there photos appear never taught a. it says it has reverted to a language to a service contract appears was launched in 2010. instagram is owned by facebook and liked to experiment with different types of advertising. it will not as users commission to introduce products only after they're fully developed. >> facebook, meanwhile said it is testing a service that will charge users $1 to guarantee messages they sent to people they are not connected to arrive in those used in boxes, rather than and ignored fol
americans remain out of work. economists forecast dire consequences without a washington, i'm karin caifa. >>catherine: this is the 71st anniversary of the date that will live in infamy. december 7th 19-41 was when the japanese attacked pearl harbor. this was a moment of silence as 2-thousand people gathered in hawaii to honor those killed in the surprise attack. ceremonies began at 7:55 a- m local time - the exact time the bombing began. the attack launched the u-s into world war two. coming up at six -- how the bay area marked the occasion. >>jacqueline: on the visibility and not that bad with reduced visibility novato. more on your forecast, fog and warmer temperatures, coming up. >> coming up hall of pillsbury doughboy and a high-definition camera can thelp you catch a thief in the next edition of people behaving badly. the next edition of people behaving badly. you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevro
a factor. >> stormy weather is being blamed for a middle mudslide in washington state that took out a freight train. >> a 75 ft. wide slide slammed into a moving freight train derailed in crushing cars and the tracks. >> a longshoreman what working nearby city realized she was in danger when you're the gramm moving. >> everything to scan the stock. >> crews worked through the night train to clear the massive mass of metal in mud off the tracks. they hope to have the freight trains back on track soon. the passenger cars have to wait longer. >> and a look at the kron 4 weather center with any. we're talking about when chilled. a lot of spots in the twenties. if you spot showing up with wind chills in the mid-20s. >> not what it feels 24 or 25. hayward also the current is 34 but when you factor in a wind chill it feels like 30 degrees. it is cold. is this the worst of it? it would be cold again tomorrow? >> i think today is the cold is. it will not be as cold tomorrow morning. >> this morning we're dealing with really cold temperatures. frost allies resent freeze warnings. 29 in santa
again today will have the latest from washington. >> and secretary of state hillary clinton has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a blood clot. we will have the latest on her condition coming up. >> plus we're watching your bay area weather on this new year's eve as well as your morning commute. >> we will be right back on the kron 4 >> it is very light traffic conditions of side. your quick commute check shows you that that is exactly what we have. in a state 5 a through altman pass way are very light right now. >> new this morning. two people are in the hospital this morning after a 2 alarm fire at a residential building in san francisco's excelsior district. the fire broke out before 1:00 this morning and crews had it under control run to 3:00 pm. to get you more news faster we will turn to jackie sizzle. >> pg&e crews remain out here. it looks like it is almost destroyed. according to officials of around 1:00 a.m. this is when the fire broke out. it sent to people to the hospital. we are here reports that it may have been a broken gas main that costa fire. apparently acc
--read staffed somewhere else beating thank you jackie. >> the latest from the fiscal cliff talks in washington competing plans for the white house and republicans and little talk of compromise. the white house plan raises taxes on income over too much of $50,000 with 350 billion in cuts to medicare and 200 billion in new stimulus and infrastructure spending. the republicans counter offer has deeper cuts to medicare and reduces the social security cost-of-living increase. but it has no tax increases. it raises revenue through closing tax loopholes and deductions. if the white house immediately rejected the republican proposal. the president saying he would not accept any proposal without a tax increase for wealthy americans. >> u.s. official said the white house and its allies are weighing military options to secure serious chemical and biological weapons. the cult-that this comes after u.s. intelligence reports show the syrian regime may be readying those weapons and may be desperate enough to use them. president barack obamas told an audience at the national the fifth anniversary monday the u
nowhere in washington on a deal. >> thank you marc. running a private business inside the city hall of an east bay city that is the allegation that in employees making in a complaint that was filed with multiple agencies including contra costa county district attorney's office. the complaint was filed several months ago. now the employes will in the whistle publicly deciding to speak on camera for the first-time kron 4. >> we are looking at the richmond city hall to address with the human- resources and our business name. it's ridiculous. the public should be outraged i am out rates. >> the city of richmond finance managers they see plummer is showing me a website that she says proves assistant city manager leslie knight is using city resources to run a personal on-line party favors business. >>, is blowing the whistle on night filing criminal and civil complaint alleging misuse of public resources. >> i think you are looking at some of the products that employes would make on city time. >> the photos are now part of the investigation into these allegations. >> she says these produc
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